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VillageFest

Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
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Ranked #18 of 64 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.
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Palm Desert, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A street fair of exceptional flavor and value. Great music, food, entertainment, vendors and just plain great folks bring Palm Springs to life. Every Thursday evening, head downtown to get revitalized with energy and a good vibe. You can't miss.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was a good street fair, not much food, lots of crafts to look at. It's a small town, not a city so of course it is smaller than your average street fair. They had 3-4 performers. Out favorite was the singer in front of the Hyatt hotel my boyfriend and I enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We looked at the reviews and pictures of all the tents and fresh fruits and stated like a swap meet/farmers market with street performers. We went on Thursday night and they had one street performer, no tents, and just shops open to sell their expensive wares. I was expecting mite like an open air market. Nice to walk around if... More

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Morelia, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you've never been to Palm Springs, it's basically a small city where you can lay out and get a tan, gamble the night away, go bar hopping downtown, play golf during the day, go hiking if that's your thing or if you're lucky and there on a THURSDAY, go to the Village Fest. The Village Fest is basically Palm... More

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Provost, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the downtown Village Fest, when here for the winter we try to go at least twice a month. The vendors are wonderful, the atmosphere is vibrant, the entertainment lively, all lends to a wonderful evening out and about. Great to wander the market , mingle with the crowd and then enjoy one of the restaurants for your evening meal.

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Tucson, Arizona
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We came for eats and didn't realize they were setting up for the festivities. We could see through the window later that the tents were going up. I ran out to move the car only to find it had been towed. A cop was not nice saying there were signs posted. We never saw ANY signs! Luckily our car had... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lots of vendors selling items with food stall. Live music at pretty much every corner. Its a free event and if you are not doing anything on thursday night, go for it. Take water with u as it is hot even at 9pm.

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Vendor's galore! Food, artists and street performers, lots of people strolling and browsing .. A great thing to do with out of town company on a Thursday evening..

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San Dimas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Blocks and blocks of Palm Canyon Drive turned into a huge outdoor market. Musical acts are actually very good and are spaced out in each block.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Liked: it was awesome, great selection from food to wooden ties! all the vendors were friendly and helpful. Disliked: it was hooooooooooooooot, and wasn't open for long enough or enough days of the week!

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